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Dr Debapriya Dutta 

Name: Dr Debapriya Dutta
Telephone: 91-11-26590202 (Office direct)
E-mail: ddutta[at]nic[dot]in

Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD (Agricultural Physics) from Indian Agricultural Research. Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India in 1992. Title of PhD dissertation: "Modeling dry-matter production in wheat and chickpea using meteorological and spectral reflectance data."

  • Postdoctoral Fellow on 'Geo-Information Management' from International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands in 2003-2004.

  • Senior Professional Research Fellowship on "Groundwater Governance" from International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka in 2006-2007.

Areas of Operation
  • Application of Geo-informatics for Natural Resources Management (Focus on Land and Water)

  • Watershed management technologies

  • Geo-Visualisation

  • Geo-information Management for local level planning

  • Management of NRDMS Database Centres

  • State level Spatial Data Infrastructure Development

  • Capacity Building in Geo-informatics for Local Level Planning.

  1. Modelling of dry matter production in wheat using spectral reflectance data. Debapriya Dutta and Y.Nagarajarao (1994). In: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Computers in Agriculture, Feb. 5-7, 1994. Florida, USA.

  2. Agro forestry system of Doon valley and plains of Western Uttar Pradesh. K.S.Dadhwal, A. Raizada, Pratap Narain and D.Dutta (1994). In: Proceedings of ICAR/UNDP Agro forestry Working Group Meeting on Alternative land use for conservation and Production, CSWCRTI, March 4-5, 1994. Dehradun .

  3. Extent of Torrents and Chos in the Shiwalik region-an assessment using Remote Sensing techniques. M.S.Rama Mohan Rao, S.C.Mohan, D.Dutta and L.M.Pandey (1994). In : Proceeding of workshop on Torrents menace: Challenges & opportunities. May 7-8,1994. CSWCRTI, Chandigarh Research Center .

  4. Modelling dry matter production in wheat and Chickpea using spectral reflectance data. Debapriya Dutta, Y. Nagarajarao and P.S.N.Sastry (1995). In: Proceedings of National symposium on Advanced Technologies in Meteorology. Feb 8-11, 1995. NRSA, Hyderabad.

  5. Role of NRDMS in integrated rural development. Debapriya Dutta (1996). In: Proceedings of National workshop on Application of Remote Sensing & GIS techniques to Integrated Rural Development. 14-15 June 1996. APSRAC, Hyderabad.

  6. Role of Natural Resources Data Management System in Water Management. Debapriya Dutta (1996). In: Proceedings of Seminar on "Water management in the Himalayan regions of India" Organized by Society for Himalayan Environmental Rehabiliation and People's action. 22-23 August, 1996. Nainital .

  7. Natural Resources Data Management System approach to water management at local level. Debapriya Dutta. P.S.Acharya and Bhoop Singh (1997). In: Proceedings of "National meet on S&T inputs for water resources management", April 8-10, 1997, IIT, Delhi .

  8. A micro-level Decision Support System for optimum Land use Planning. Debapriya Dutta and Biplab B. Basu (1997). In: Proceedings of National Seminar on " Developments in Soil Science-1997", organized by Indian Society of Soil Science . 18-21 October 1997. Calcutta.

  9. GIS-based technologies for Natural Resource Management System (NRDMS)-An overview (1999).R.K.Midha, D.Dutta, M. Prithviraj, BhoopSingh, P.S.Acharya and Nisha Mendiratta. In: Pre Proceedings of Eastern Regional Contact workshop of NRDMS organized by Development & Planning Dept. and Dept of S&T and NES. Govt. of West Bengal . 1-2 December, 1999. Calcutta .

  10. patial Decision Support System for Water Management-a case study of Chhatna block of Bankura district. Debapriya Dutta . In: Pre Proceedings of Eastern Regional Contact workshop of NRDMS organized by Development & Planning Dept. and Dept of S&T and NES. Govt. of West Bengal. 1-2 December, 1999. Calcutta .

  11. AVSWAT- A Spatial Decision Support System for Land and Water Management and its application for Watershed management in Bankura district of West Bengal. Debapriya Dutta. In : Proceedings of Map India 2000, , 9-10 April, 2000, New Delhi.

  12. Role of NRDMS in District Planning of Bankura - An Overview (2001). B. Barat and D. Dutta. In: Proceedings of National Conference on GIS Technolgies for Sustainable Development at Local Level, October 9-11, 2001, New Delhi.

  13. Integration of A Linear Programming Tool With Spatial Decision Support System for Allocation and Impact Assessment of Optimum Soil Conservation Strategies in Nagwan Watershed in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, India - An Overview (2001). Ravinder Kaur and D. Dutta. In: proceedings of National Conference on GIS Technolgies for Sustainable Development at Local Level, October 9-11, 2001, New Delhi.

  14. Need assessment to spatial decision support system development for watershed management NRDMS approach. (2001) P.S.Acharya, D. Dutta, M. Prithviraj and Nisha Mendiratta. In: (Eds.Dhyani et al.) Resource Conservation and Watershed Management: Technology Options and Future Strategies. IASWC, Dehradun India

  15. GIS based digital delineation of watershed and its advantage over conventional manual method- A case study on watersheds in Hazaribagh and Bankura districts of Jharkhand and West Bengal (2002). Ravinder Kaur and D.Dutta. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation . 30(1):1-7.

  16. Assessment of a SWAT model for Soil and Water management in India. (2003).
    Ravinder Kaur, R. Srinivasan, Kamal Mishra, D. Dutta, Durga Prasad and Gagan Bansal. Land use and Water Resources Research. 3(4), 1-7.

  17. Capacity building for local level planning- the NRDMS approach, Debapriya Dutta and Nisha Mendiratta. In: Proceedings of the 4th All India Peoples' Technology Congress , , 22-23 February, 2003 , Kolkata, India.

  18. Integration of linear programming and a watershed-scale hydrologic model for proposing an optimized land-use plan and assessing its impact on soil conservation--A case study of the Nagwan watershed in the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, India. (2004). Ravinder Kaur, Rajesh Srivastava, Rajeev Betne,Kamal Mishra and D. Dutta. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 18(1): 73-98.

  19. A framework for technological and organisational capacity building for local level planning in India. D. Dutta and Y. Georgiadou (2004) In: Proceedings of the 7th International conference : Global Spatial Data Infrastructure GSDI, 2-6 February, 2004, Bangalore India.

  20. Improving traditional Watershed Management with Technologies- NRDMS approach. D.Dutta (2004) In: Integrating watershed technologies for sustainable development, published by school of Fundamental Research, Kolkata. pp.12-25.

  21. Good Governance through Spatial planning by Local Government Departments of India - A Performance Assessment Framework Dutta.D, (2006),. Management in Government. Journal of Administrative Reforms. pp 31-47. July-September 2006.